When: Sat 28th October to Sun 29th October
Time: 11.00 to 18.00
Apples + Snakes: Poetry Workshop
Saturday 28th Oct, 11am-1pm
The nation’s leading organisation in spoken-word, Apples + Snakes have represented writers from Benjamin Zephaniah to Kate Tempest and are renowned for their outreach work. Join award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou for this two-hour masterclass, which takes you through techniques from page to stage. Build writing, performance and stage skills - and see your confidence flourish! Book online via Ocean Studios Eventbrite to avoid disappointment, limited spaces.
Felicity Gee: Surrealist Women
Saturday 28th Oct, 2-3pm
Surrealism was an art movement in which men were at the forefront, whilst women have often been relegated to the role of muse: to be photographed, written about, desired. Yet these women were autonomous, creative, prolific - with a wealth of work to offer. Join Dr Felicity Gee for a talk about these artists, including Leonora Carrington who created weirdly wonderful worlds. Find tickets online via Ocean Studios Eventbrite, where a Weekend Pass to all events there is also available. Tickets available on the door, subject to availability.
Laura Quigley: Writing History
Saturday 28th September, 5-6pm
As we prepare to tell our story to the world, for the Mayflower events in 2020, which stories will we tell and how will we present them? We should be encouraging pride in modern Plymouth, particularly for future generations, but can we do this and still tell the darker stories from our past? This talk will consider the representation of Plymouth UK in written work and promises to initiate lively discussion. Book your free place via Eventbrite or turn up on the day.
An Evening with Liv Winter + Emily Pope
Saturday 28th Oct, 7-9pm
In Liv Wynter’s work, feelings manifest themselves in beautiful verse and delivery. Self-described as a working-class and queer artist, Liv delivers thought-provoking performances that both touch on her personal experiences and feed into the wider truths of society. She will be joined by Emily Pope, Plymouth-born artist who ‘explores the potential of socio-political monologues and how these function within contemporary performance.’ Join them for artist talks and performance, tickets and Weekend Pass available via Eventbrite and on the door, subject to availability.
Sarah Winman in Conversation
Sunday 29th Oct, 12-1pm
Award-winning actress and best-selling author of When God Was a Rabbit, Sarah Winman will be discussing her latest release Tin Man, in conversation with local writer Terri Nixon. The novel explores themes from the transformative power of art and untapped potential in our daily lives. Ensure your free place via Eventbrite or simply turn up on the day.
Rowena Kennedy-Epstein: Recovering Muriel Rukeyser
Sunday 29th Oct, 2-3pm
Committed to the ‘causes of the underdog’, Rukeyser was a politically and socially engaged writer who documented seismic events of the twentieth century: American racial inequality, Vietnam War protests and the Civil War in Spain. After witnessing the Civil War first-hand, she would write her long-lost war novel, Savage Coast. Rowena Kennedy-Epstein would rediscover it in the depths of Library of Congress, Washington. Join Rowena’s talk about this rediscovery and about Rukeyser herself. Tickets and Weekend Pass available via Ocean Studios Eventbrite or on the door.
Sunday 29th Oct, 4-6pm
Amanda Harris and Rob Lane will discuss the creation of The Writers’ Block in Camborne and how it is supporting writers of all ages. This links to the publication A Space to Write, exploring the professional writers’ working spaces and processes through photography and interviews - they suggest how, maybe, these can influence practice in the classroom. A practical workshop using some of the techniques from The Writers’ Block will follow. Tickets and Weekend Pass are available via Eventbrite and on the door, subject to availability.